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Small Business Development Center | Paycheck Protection Program Available Today

April 3, 2020 Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center Review Your Funding Options The Colorado SBDC COVID-19 website is continuously updated. It includes a breakdown of each federal funding program, and the answers to the most common questions. Check back often for the latest updates. Paycheck Protection Program Lenders will start accepting Paycheck Protection Loan (PPP) applications…
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April 7 Virtual Business and Breakfast: CoronaCommerce

With social distancing and stay-at-home rules in place, local businesses need tools to sell their products and services online. This class will focus on selecting and implementing the best eCommerce experience with tools like Shopify, Etsy, WooCommerce, Ecwid, Amazon and Ebay. This event series is free and presented by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association,…
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U.S. Chamber Releases Two New Step-by-Step Guides for COVID Employer Tax Credit, Disaster Loans

“Cheat Sheets” for CARES Act Relief Crucial to Keeping Workers on the Payroll and Businesses Afloat Small Business Emergency Loan Guide Updated with New Information; Spanish Version now Available April 1, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released new guides for businesses of all sizes to secure relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.…
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Head-to-head detour to begin on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon on April 3 – Weather Permitting

Head-to-head detour to begin on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon Weather permitting, detour for surface improvements project will begin Friday, Apr. 3   GARFIELD COUNTY & EAGLE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation asks Interstate 70 Glenwood Canyon travelers to plan for additional travel time beginning Friday, Apr. 3 when the head-to-head detour between Hanging…
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Gov. Polis: COVID 19 Relief Fund Accepting Grant Applications

Gov. Polis: COVID-19 Relief Fund Accepting Grant Applications DENVER – Last week, Governor Jared Polis announced the launch of joint efforts to raise relief funds and volunteer efforts to address this public health crisis. Help Colorado Now has raised $7.7 million dollars from nearly 4,000 individuals, foundations and companies since the fund launched. More than 9,000 volunteers including 2,000 health…
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Mind Springs Health Offers New Mental Health Support Line

1-877-519-7505 staffed with mental health professionals providing support and guidance during COVID-19 pandemic Glenwood Springs, Colo. (March 30, 2020) –  Increased anxiety, stress, and depression are just a few of the negative effects COVID-19 is having on many Coloradoans.  Social distancing has intensified existing mental health issues for some, while bringing forth first-time struggles for others.  In…
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Glenwood Springs closes public buildings through April 30, 2020 City Council holds Special Virtual Meeting, March 26, 2020 6:00PM

March 26, 2020 GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – Citing Amended Public Health Order 20-24, Glenwood Springs City Manager Debra Figueroa has extended the closure for all public buildings until April 30, 2020. This continued closure includes the Community Center, City Hall, the Police Department Administrative office, the Fire Department Administrative office, and the Art Center. The…
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Resources for Retail Businesses

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, neighboring chambers, Post Independent and other partners are working on providing resources and solutions for retail businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. As such, we’ll be posting a page on the Post Independent website where retail businesses can sell gift cards and or more. This is a free service and…
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Gov. Polis Announces Statewide Stay-At-Home Order, Provides Update on Colorado Response to COVID-19

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020 CENTENNIAL – Today Gov. Polis announced a statewide stay-at-home order beginning on Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 a.m. and will last until April 11, 2020. The Governor also provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and actions taken to limit the spread of the virus. “Coloradans are living through…
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Rocky Mountain PBS “Colorado Experience” Viewers’ Choice Episode about the Fairy Caves airs Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m

This time last year, Colorado residents voted for “Fairy Caves” to be the 2020 Rocky Mountain PBS “Colorado Experience” Viewers’ Choice. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (March 17, 2020) — Every year, Colorado Experience conducts a Viewers’ Choice Award contest to let viewers decide what episode Rocky Mountain PBS will produce. According to producer Eric Hernandez, “For…
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Governor Announces Executive Order for All Non-Critical Workplaces to Reduce In-Person Workforce by 50%

Sunday, March 22 Quick Links to Stay Up to Date Governor’s Facebook Page covid19.colorado.gov Today the Governor announced an executive order for all non critical-workplaces to reduce their in-person workforce by fifty percent (50%). The order directs all Colorado employers to implement tele-work capabilities to the greatest extent possible. If tele-work is not practical or…
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State law enforcement and public health officials urge Coloradans to follow state public health order during coronavirus emergency

State law enforcement and public health officials urge Coloradans to follow state public health order during coronavirus emergency Enforcement guidance includes voluntary compliance, stronger action when necessary March 20, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.)— State officials today provided guidance to local law enforcement and local public health agencies on enforcing the state public health order that the…
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Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Meetings, Programs and Events Postponed through April 10

As we continue to learn about more confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the globe and in Colorado, we want to ensure that we’re following the recommendations set forth by Garfield County Public Health, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Out of an abundance of caution,…
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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Official sources of information are listed below: Garfield County Public Health has a website dedicated to local and state-wide updates.  Sign-up to receive notifications on this topic and other emergency alerts. Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Colorado COVID-19 Fast Facts State COVID-19 Hotline: The CO-Help is a toll-free hotline that has been set-up…
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Best Western Antlers Receives Brand’s Highest Award for Quality

BEST WESTERN ANTLERS RECEIVES BRAND’S HIGHEST AWARD FOR QUALITY   Glenwood Springs, CO – The Best Western Antlers in Glenwood Springs, CO has received Best Western® Hotel & Resorts’ Chairman’s Award, the brand’s highest honor for outstanding quality standards. The Chairman Award recognizes the Best Western hotels that score in the top 5 percent of…
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Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Recognizes New and Outgoing Board Members at February 21 Annual Meeting

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA) is pleased to introduce its newest board members including Michael Picore, area sales manager, Bay Equity Home Loans; Mike Mercatoris, owner, Grind and Breanna McCallum, financial advisor, Stifel.  Matt Gianneschi, chief operating officer & chief of staff, Colorado Mountain College has also been appointed ex-officio representing the college.…
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2019 Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Highlights

Since 1919, the GSCRA has delivered quality programs and services to drive the economic sustainability of the community. For the past century, the chamber has been a champion for a thriving community, a convener of leaders and influencers to get things done and a catalyst for sustainable business growth and development. As we approach the…
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Glenwood Springs Chamber and Roaring Fork Leadership Present – Leadership 2020

LEADERSHIP 2020 Presented by:  Roaring Fork Leadership & the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Space is limited to 30 so sign-up before the class fills up! Register Here By attending you will learn/receive: An EQ Assessment and one hour coaching call prior to the program. Mid-month emails with resources, videos, quizzes and more for reinforcement of…
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Applications Available for 123rd Annual Strawberry Days Arts & Crafts Show and Food Fair

Applications Available for 123rd Annual Strawberry Days Arts & Crafts Show and Food Fair Festival takes place June 19, 20 & 21, 2020 at Sayre “Strawberry” Park in Glenwood Springs Applications for the 123rd Annual Strawberry Days Arts & Crafts Show and Food Fair are now available at strawberrydays.com.  The deadline for applications is March…
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Reserve Your Space in the Award-Winning Official Guide to Glenwood!

Reserve your space in award-winning Official Guide to Glenwood! Click here to reserve your space in the award-winning Official Guide to Glenwood Springs and take advantage of other advertising opportunities. This award winning publication is a local coffee table piece as well as a vacation planner. Contact Joni at [email protected] or 970-945-1514 to reserve your space…
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Bullocks and Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Host December 6 Business After Hours “Holliday” Party

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Glenwood Springs Chamber Premier Networking Event Hosted by Bullocks & Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Save the Date: Glenwood Springs Chamber and Bullocks, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real EstateTeam Up to Host Business After Hours “Holliday” Party! Join your friends, co-workers and business colleagues as the Glenwood Springs Chamber,  Bullocks  & Slifer…
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Glenwood Springs Chamber Board of Directors Unanimously Opposes Quarry Expansion

Glenwood Springs Chamber Board of Directors Unanimously Oppose Quarry Expansion At their November meeting, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing the proposed Mid-Continent limestone quarry expansion. The resolution is additionally supported by a recent survey of chamber members, which resulted in 90.2% of respondents…
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Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Joins the Small Business Saturday Coalition for the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday® to Help Support Small Businesses.

Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Joins the Small Business Saturday Coalition for the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday® to Help Support Small Businesses.   Glenwood Springs, CO – November 20, 2019: The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA) today announced it has joined the Small Business Saturday Coalition and that it will, together with American…
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Bob Fullerton Honored as CAR REALTOR® of the Year 2019

Bob Fullerton, Managing Broker with ERA New Age Real Estate in Rifle, CO was recently recognized as the 2019 Colorado REALTOR® of the Year by the Colorado Association of REALTORS® at the Fall Forum in Beaver Creek, CO. This is the most prestigious award given to a CAR member and is a culmination of a…
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2019 Fall Voter Guide and GSCRA Board Positions

2019 FALL VOTER GUIDE Election Day is November 5.  Voters must turn their ballots in by 7 p.m. on November 5 to have them counted.  Voter Service and Polling Centers and ballot drop offs are available from Parachute to Carbondale in Garfield County. The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association encourages voters to become informed on…
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Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Presents Scholarship to Isabelle Brintnall

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA) is pleased to present Coal Ridge High School senior Isabelle Brintnall with a $1,000 scholarship. The GSCRA scholarship program provides selected students with a paid position at the visitor center where they gain valuable work experience throughout their high school careers, plus a scholarship upon graduation. Brintnall began…
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Miss Strawberry Days Scholarship & ATHENA International Leadership contestants learned the Eight Principles of Leadership

In May the 2019 Miss Strawberry Days Scholarship & ATHENA International Leadership contestants learned the Eight Principles of Leadership that were developed by Martha Mertz the founder of ATHENA International. Past ATHENA recipient Andrea Palm-Porter was the instructor of the program while other past recipients mentored the contestants and shared stories of how they live…
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Have an Event You Want to Promote? Let Us Help.

Have an Event? Let Us Help Promote It!   Do you have an event you want to promote? The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association can help get the word out! Here are four simple steps to get the most exposure for your upcoming event: 1. Let Us Know the Details by emailing [email protected] to let the entire GSCRA team…
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Marlene Neidert Accepted into CO Tourism Leadership Journey

Congratulations to Marlene on this accomplishment! Click here to read more.

A Lifetime of Service – Thank You Marianne Virgili

Join us in congratulating this year’s Life Member honorees. Honoring a lifetime of service ACCE is pleased to announce this year’s Life Member honorees! Join us in celebrating the work of these three individuals and their enduring influence and lifetime of service to the chamber profession. Life members will be recoginzed at the #ACCEAwards Show…
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Glenwood Springs Chamber Board of Directors will Urge BLM to Require an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Quarry Expansion

Glenwood Springs Chamber Board of Directors will Urge BLM to Require an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Quarry Expansion The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt a resolution expressing its concern and interest in more information regarding the proposed Mid-Continent limestone quarry expansion. Based on the information currently…
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Health Links™ recognizes the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association as a 2018 Certified Healthy Business

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association has been recognized as a Health Links Certified Healthy Business due to their holistic approach to creating a culture of health and safety in the workplace. Health LinksTM, a signature program of the Center for Health, Work and Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, recognizes businesses around…
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GSCRA Workers’ Compensation Affinity Program

GSCRA Members are now eligible to receive a chamber sponsored discount when purchasing Workers’ Compensation through the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Affinity Program.  

Glenwood Chamber Announces Formation of Chamber Foundation

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA) has announced the formation of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation, a 501C-3 tax exempt affiliate of the chamber. According to GSCRA Board Chair Ian Exelbert, “By leveraging charitable giving the Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation will provide a vehicle to connect the best business minds with the community’s innovative…
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